Meet Biyu, 72. Grandmother, secret card shark, family caregiver
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Biyu, 72

Biyu lives in St. John’s with her daughter and two grandchildren. Since her daughter works full-time, Biyu regularly looks after the children, including dropping them off at school and picking them up. When she’s not helping take care of the family, Biyu socializes with other seniors or walks around the neighbourhood.

Will Biyu get a flu shot?

 

 

OCT 20

 

 

2020-21
influenza season
began on
August 23,
2020

 

 

Biyu gets a flu shot every year. As a grandmother, she knows it’s the best way to protect herself and her grandchildren from getting the flu.

Biyu figures that by now, she’s probably already had the flu a time or two and so she must be immune to it by now.

Biyu’s grandchildren are her whole world! She packs their lunches, drops them off at school and picks them up every day. Biyu also likes to put notes in their lunches with riddles or trivia questions to help them practise their reading.

Biyu doesn’t feel well. All of a sudden, she has a fever, a sore throat and a cough. She feels tired and run down. Biyu got the flu shot, but based on her symptoms, it’s likely she has caught influenza A.Since Biyu didn’t get the flu shot, it’s likely she’s caught influenza A.

Flu Fighters@HealthECanada · Nov 13
#DYK adults 65+ are at a higher risk of complications from the #flu due to existing health conditions or changes to their immune system? The #flushot can help lower the risk of getting very sick.
#InfluenzainSeniors #SeniorInfluenza

NOV 13

Place of vaccination

 

There’s a community centre near Biyu’s home where she goes every Tuesday afternoon for a bring-your-own-lunch and to play cards with other seniors. Sometimes they play euchre, sometimes simple games like crazy eights.

Biyu doesn’t feel well. All of a sudden, she has a fever, a sore throat and a cough. She feels tired and run down. Biyu got the flu shot, but based on her symptoms, it’s likely she has caught influenza A.Since Biyu didn’t get the flu shot, it’s likely she’s caught influenza A.

Flu Fighters@HealthECanada · Dec 19
68 deaths have been recorded related to 774 laboratory confirmed cases of influenza A and 23 laboratory confirmed cases of influenza B.
#InfluenzaDeaths #FightingInfluenza

DEC 19
The national target is 80%.
69% of adults 65 and older get the flu vaccine.

On Sunday morning, there’s a church service Biyu likes to attend. She used to go to church as a young girl, so sometimes she brings her grandchildren, who attend Sunday school. There’s always coffee and cookies after the service, too.

Biyu doesn’t feel well. All of a sudden, she has a fever, a sore throat and a cough. She feels tired and run down. Biyu got the flu shot, but based on her symptoms, it’s likely she has caught influenza A.Since Biyu didn’t get the flu shot, it’s likely she’s caught influenza A.

Flu Fighters@HealthECanada · Feb 23
BC Centre for Disease Control says the number of people coming down with the virus has fallen to more normal rates after being above the 10-year average for the past three weeks.
#FightingTheCurve #GetVaccinated #DoingBetterThanBefore

 

FEB 23
About
40%
of adults report
having been advised
to receive the influenza vaccine
in the previous 12 months.

Biyu believes a walk around the block is good for the soul, so she goes for a stroll every day. She always follows the same route, and usually at least one neighbour will come out to say hello.

Biyu doesn’t feel well. All of a sudden, she has a fever, a sore throat and a cough. She feels tired and run down. Biyu got the flu shot, but based on her symptoms, it’s likely she has caught influenza A.Since Biyu didn’t get the flu shot, it’s likely she’s caught influenza A.

Flu Fighters@HealthECanada · Mar 17
People 65+ are at risk of complications from the #flu. The #FluShot is the best way to prevent it.
#SeniorInfluenza #InfluenzainSeniors

 

 

 

 

 

MAR 17
How often did Biyu get the flu?
35%
with the flu shot
70%
without the flu shot

The results are updated based on interactions with this choose-your-own-adventure activity and do not reflect medically-accurate statistics. Statistics shown throughout the adventure are based on fact. See more on our sources page.